Two toes point forward and two toes points backward, allowing the hyacinth macaw to maintain a secure grip.on a tree branch. The hyacinth macaw’s strong, hooked beak is designed for cracking open nuts, a favorite of which is the oil palm nut.
Length: 3 ft
Weight: 3 to 4 lbs
Lifespan: More than 25 yrs
Habitat: Forest and savanna
Diet: Nuts and fruit
Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)
The macaw communicates through its brilliant color and loud voice, which also make it an easy target for hunters.